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Talking Point: Lockdown rules have massive penalties and need scrutiny


Gogarty, B, Talking Point: Lockdown rules have massive penalties and need scrutiny, The Mercury, News Corp, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 June (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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It has been said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. If that is the case then the COVID-19 crisis has revealed a lot of good things about Tasmanians not least our willingness to exercise self-restraint for the common good and some bad. One of the more concerning revelations is our apparent willingness to forgo principles of parliamentary democracy in a time of crisis. Indeed, our parliament was sidelined from the very outset of the declaration of a public health emergency, when it was adjourned and its members sent home (at that point for six months). Government, on the other hand, did not send its own workforce home.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:law, covid, tasmania, parliament, scrutiny
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Constitutional law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Gogarty, B (Dr Brendan Gogarty)
ID Code:139597
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-06-23
Last Modified:2020-06-30

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